Candela GentleLASE


The GentleLASE 755 nm alexandrite laser is Candela’s premier hair removal laser, treating quickly, comfortably and effectively. GentleLASE lasers are also versatile, capable of treating pigmented and vascular lesions and wrinkles. And only Candela lasers feature the Dynamic Cooling Device (DCD™) to maximize patient safety and comfort.

Hair Removal

• Permanent hair reduction on skin types I – IV

Pigmented Lesions

• Sun Spots/Age Spots
• Freckles
• Cafe-au-Lait
• Melasma


Laser TypeFlashlamp excited long-pulse alexandrite laser 
Wavelength755 nm 
PulseRep Rate up to 1.5 Hz 
Duration3 ms 
Spot Sizes
6 mm, 8 mm, 10 mm, 12 mm, 15 mm, 18 mm 
Fluence RangeUp to 100 J/cm2 
Beam DeliveryLens-coupled 2.5 m optical fiber with handpiece 
Pulse ControlFingerswitch, Footswitch 
Dimensions35” W x 16”W x 28” D
(89 cm x 41 cm x 71 cm)
Weight210 lbs (95 kg) 
Electrical230 V 50/60 Hz, single phase, 16A, 230V, 50/60 Hz 230 V 50/60 Hz


The GentleLASE 755 nm alexandrite laser is Candela’s premier laser for removing hair, pigmented and vascular lesions and wrinkles. The GentleLASE treats all skin types quickly, comfortably and effectively. The GentleLASE family of lasers is fast, versatile and easy to use. And only Candela lasers feature the Dynamic Cooling Device (DCDTM) to maximize patient safety and comfort.

Speed – Treat more patients faster and more comfortably with the largest spot size and fastest repetition rate found on any hair removal laser.

Efficacy – 17,666 watts of peak power enables the GentleLASE to treat a variety of conditions unlike any other laser on the market today. The GentleLASE is capable of delivering 755 nm fluences up to 100 J/cm² in pulse durations of 3 ms for unparalleled treatment efficacies.

Easy To Use – Deep penetration with minimal scattering of laser energy makes the GentleYAG ideal for all skin types, especially dark and tanned skin.

Versatile – The GentleLASE can be used to treat for permanent hair reduction, vascular and pigmented lesions, and fine lines and wrinkles.

Patented Epidermal Cooling – Candela’s Dynamic Cooling Device represents an adjustable epidermal protection technology to maximize patient safety and comfort.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How does the laser work?

A: The laser creates a beam of high-intensity light that penetrates deep into skin tissue where it delivers a controlled amount of therapeutic heat. For patient comfort, the Dynamic Cooling Device (DCD) technology protects the upper layers of

the skin with a cooling burst of cryogen. Together the long-pulse laser and DCD cooling offer optimal treatments with minimal side effects.

Q: What conditions can be treated?

A: The laser will remove facial and body hair, vascular lesions, pigmented lesions, and wrinkles.

Q: What does the treatment include?

A: Depending on the area treated, the procedure varies from patient to patient. Generally, the treatment will include: wearing safety eyewear to protect the practitioner and patient’s eyes from the laser light during the procedure. A small hand piece will be used that touches the skin to deliver the laser light. A light spray of coolant onto the skin will be felt just before each laser pulse. A test area will be done prior to the entire treatment. Most patients experience little discomfort at the treatment site because of the dynamic cooling device. The degree of discomfort varies with each person, depending on his/her pain threshold. Topical anesthesia may also be requested based on individual preferences or tolerances. The procedure can take as little as 10 minutes or up to an hour, depending on the area treatment. The treated area may become pink or red within 30 minutes of treatment; this may last from a few hours to several days and is relieved with the application of ice or cooling gels.

Q: What precautions should be taken before and after treatment?

A: Avoid the sun 4-6 weeks before and after treatment. Hair removal patients must avoid electrolysis, plucking or waxing hair for 6 weeks prior to treatment. If there is a history of per oral herpes, prophylactic antiviral therapy may be prescribed.

Photosensitive drugs must be discontinued 3 to 5 days before treatment.

Q: How many treatments will be needed?

A: The number of treatments depends on the treatment require and the condition of the skin. For hair removal, most patients require 4 to 6 treatments, as the process is only effective when the hair follicle is in its active growth stage. Other

conditions require anywhere from 2 to 6 treatments. Many factors impact the efficacy of individual treatments, including the severity of the condition being treated.

Q: What are the side effects?

A: Risks are minimal. Side effects may include purpura (a laser bruise), redness, blistering, hyperpigmentation, hypo pigmentation and swelling in the treated area. These side effects usually do not last for more than a few days. Permanent side effects such as hyperpigmentation or hypo pigmentation or scarring are rare.

Q: Is this procedure covered by insurance?

A: Most insurance companies do not offer reimbursement for cosmetic procedures. However, consult with your insurance carrier for more information.